The Uptown Exchange

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The Chicago-based project is a partnership between Cannon Design, GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc, Virginia Tech and the University of Utah, that is dedicated to the creation of a center for innovative waste processing that will be built in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood. This partnership is working with the local community, local politicians, the City of Chicago, and numerous practitioners to redefine what we've come to see as waste and help the City become more deeply connected to natural cycles. We are building a facility with a biodigestor to process and package the by-products of organic waste, located next to a major public transportation hub.
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September 4, 2013
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Uptown, on Chicago's Northside, will become a symbol of future sustainable living.
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The 46th Ward, Chicago IL.
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Waste is wealth.
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This is how the system works.
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A simple system that converts waste into methane, water and fertilizer.
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This effort recognizes new relationships between neighborhoods and its infrastructure to support local composting and energy production. This will be a pilot project that can be exported to any neighborhood or city in the developed world. It will be a symbol of progress, sustainable living and future forward visions.

 
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It will be a "destination" for learning, celebrating and engaging in the creation of truly sustainable energy production. It will be a "teacher" for students, the community and the residents of Chicago. It will be a "job creator" through the installation, management and sales of by-products.